A Complete Timeline Of Gloria Trevi’s Decades-Long Sexual Abuse Allegations
A lawsuit filed on December 30, 2022 in Los Angeles claims Trevi and Andrade used their “status and power” to “coerce sexual contact” with the victims. The plaintiffs were allegedly 13 and 15 at the time.
The 54-year-old Mexican pop singer was previously accused of rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors more than two decades ago. In fact, authorities arrested Trevi and Andrade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in January 2000.
Fast-forward to the plaintiffs’ 2022 lawsuit and Trevi will be represented by none other than Johnny Depp‘s lawyer, Camille Vasquez. While Vasquez assures the singer was a victim of Andrade alongside the other women, here’s a complete timeline of the allegations against her.
Gloria Trevi met producer Sergio Andrade in 1984
The “Pelo Suelto” singer’s music career began in 1984 when she met producer Sergio Andrade at 16. Andrade, who was 28 then, became her mentor amid wildly-successful albums like “Que Hago Aquí?”
However, by 1998, things changed drastically. That year, a woman named Aline Hernández reportedly informed journalist Rubén Aviña to write the bombshell book “La Gloria Por El Infierno.”
In the book, Hernández counted herself as a victim in Trevi and Andrade’s alleged sex cult. She recalled meeting Andrade at 13 years old when she dreamt of becoming a singer.
The accusations in the book stated, “[Andrade] forces her to distance herself from her family to bring her into a world where… manipulated and confused, she loses her virginity, self love, dignity, family, and freedom.”
Other parts mention Trevi’s involvement, saying the singer recruited Hernandez in 1989 to audition and asked her to remove her clothes. Still, it’s important to note that the book’s first page reads, “Discover Aline’s story, and how it reflects the hell Gloria Trevi suffers.” Pointing to Trevi being a victim, too.
In the book, Hernández also describes how the sex cult turned violent — including flogging. It also says that she married Andrade at 15 years old when he was 34.
Several women came forward alleging abuse within Andrade’s sex cult
In 1999, several other women went public about the alleged abuse, including a woman named Karina Yapor, who met Andrade at 13 years old. According to the New York Times, Yapor gave birth to a boy when she was 15, living with Trevi and Andrade in Spain.
In a criminal complaint filed in the late 90s, Yapor’s parents said Andrade kidnapped their daughter. They also reportedly claimed Andrade raped her to father her child. Meanwhile, Yapor abandoned the baby in Spain, but he was later transported to Mexico by her family.
By 1999, Trevi and Andrade were deemed to be on the run from authorities until their January 2000 arrest in Brazil.
The singer spent four years in pre-trial detention in Chihuahua, Mexico before being cleared by a judge of all charges of kidnapping, rape and corruption of minors in 2004. She told the press that she was ready to “take on the world like never before.”
Meanwhile, Andrade also spent four years awaiting trial, serving only one more year in prison.
Moreover, it’s essential to note Trevi became pregnant when she was still imprisoned in Brazil. At the time, the singer said she was raped. However, Brazilian authorities said DNA tests pointed to Andrade being the father.
Later, Trevi gave birth to a boy named Angel Gabriel, which DNA tests confirmed was Andrade’s son. Yes, a lot to take in.
What to know about the 2022 lawsuit against Trevi, Andrade and another defendant
While it’s important to note that the 2022 lawsuit obtained by Rolling Stone does not name Gloria Trevi or Sergio Andrade, facts about tours and album releases make it clear. The suit also accuses one more unnamed defendant who worked with the singer and producer.
The alleged victims filed the lawsuit under California’s Child Victims Act. It allowed revisiting child sexual abuse claims outside the statute of limitations until the end of 2022.
The plaintiffs are cited as Jane Doe 1 and 2.
New details emerge on the alleged sex cult
One of the plaintiffs from Puebla, Mexico, says she was 15 when she met Trevi at a music event. The singer allegedly told her she was “a very good dancer and very beautiful,” offering her an audition. At that point, the 15-year-old moved to Mexico City.
The lawsuit states that Trevi told her she needed to convince Andrade to let her stay in the program, doing “whatever is necessary, whatever he asks.” At 36 years old, Andrade allegedly sexually assaulted the victim when she was 16, with more rapes occurring for around a decade.
Trevi allegedly would “manipulate” her to stay, saying “the outside world was much worse” and that they were all “family.” Talks of the “opportunity” they were giving her would also arise.
The second victim was 13 when Trevi allegedly lured her into the sex cult. The singer told her she was “tall and pretty,” offering her an audition and telling her to remove her clothes (she declined). Trevi told her she could make Andrade “believe in love again.”
Andrade allegedly sexually assaulted the girl starting when she was 13 and he was 33. A few years later, the girl called her mother and asked for help, calling the group “bad people.”
Trevi allegedly manipulated and persuaded her to stay at that point, reminding her of her music dreams.
The suit says that Andrade and the girl married when she was 15 in Mexico. She says she agreed because saying no “terrified” her. The plaintiff eventually escaped in 1992.
The alleged sex cult was also violent. The suit claims Andrade forced “whippings, beatings, food deprivation and forced physical exercise” on the girls. It says he would hurt “young female dancers with electrical cords until their backs were bloody and bruised” and they remained “silent and motionless.”
Gloria Trevi’s response to the accusations
Trevi has fiercely denied the accusations in the past, telling Verne in 2018 she was a victim herself.
“I lived abuse and mistreatment.” About the initial accusers, she said: “I am not angry at the women who said things about me because I know they have suffered.”
The “Pelo Suelto” singer also spoke out about her alleged abuse at the hands of Andrade at the Latin America Music Awards. She said, “Today, my abuser is free. He not only hurt me, but many others.”
Trevi explained, “I was 15 when I began experiencing manipulation, blows, screams, abuse, punishment.”
Last January, Trevi spoke out again on Instagram. She issued a statement that read, “Being a victim of physical and sexual abuse is one of the worst things that a human can go through, I say it and know it as a survivor.”
She described, “I won’t stay quiet while they unjustly accused me of crimes I did not commit, it is painful for me and my family to see false accusations revived against me from 25 years ago.”
Meanwhile, Trevi has now hired attorney Camille Vasquez, who famously took on Johnny Depp’s defamation trial last year.
The lawyer explained, “You’re dealing with a young woman who was abused, kidnapped, sexually assaulted for years as a minor herself, and controlled by this man — as were the other victims, including the plaintiffs.”
Vasquez later expressed her hope to reveal “the truth, from Gloria’s own mouth — and these other victims.”
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